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Connecting Laptop (Mac) (Windows) - To an External Display

How to connect a laptop to an external display.

Connecting laptop to an external display

Guide to connect laptop to an external display (projector, or monitor)

Windows 10 laptop method #1

  1. Make sure your external display is connected with correct cable and powered on
    • For connection cable, consult user manual for appropriate cable
  2. Turn the laptop on
  3. After the desktop loads press the Windows Logo Key + "P" then select one of the follow options
windows 10 display options
  • PC screen only - image will only appear on laptop and not on external display
  • Duplicate - same image will appear on laptop and external display 
  • Extend - image will appear as an extension of your desktop
  • Second screen only - image will only appear on external display and not on laptop

Windows 10 laptop method #2 

  1. Connect laptop to external display using connection cable
    • Consult user manual for appropriate cable 
  2. Right-click any empty area of your desktop
  3. Click Display Setting 
    • method 2  
      •                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  4. Click on the Multiple displays drop-down list
  5. Select one of the following:
    • Duplicate these displays - same image will appear on laptop and external display 
    • Extend these displays - image will appear as an extension of your desktop

windows 10 method 3


Windows 7 Laptop method #1

  1. Make sure your external display is connected with correct cable and powered on
    • For connection cable, consult user manual for appropriate cable
  2. Turn the laptop on
  3. After the desktop loads press the Windows Logo Key + "P" then select one of the follow options
mirroring
      • computer only - image will only appear on laptop and not on external display
      • duplicate - same image will appear on laptop and external display 
      • extend - image will appear as an extension of your desktop
      • projector only - image will only appear on external display and not on laptop

Windows laptop method #2

  1. Connect laptop to external display using connection cable
    • Consult user manual for appropriate cable 
  2. Right-click any empty area of your desktop
  3. Click Screen resolution 
    right-click
  4. Click on the Multiple displays drop-down list
  5. Select one of the following:
    • Duplicate these displays - same image will appear on laptop and external display 
    • Extend these displays - image will appear as an extension of your desktop
multiple displays

Macintosh Laptop

  1. Make sure your external display is connected with the correct cable and powered on.
    • For connection cable, consult user manual for appropriate cable
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences
    applemenu
  3. From the View menu, choose Displays
    display
  4. Click on the Arrangement tab
    arrangement
  5. Mirror Display
    • Check if you would like to have the same image appear on laptop and external display
    • Uncheck to have the image appear as an extension of your desktop
mirror/extend


If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu




Keywords:projector, monitor,   Doc ID:55480
Owner:Robert C.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-08-21 13:58 CDTUpdated:2017-07-12 10:51 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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